I’ve been looking for contemporary versions of Medea by Euripides and I found this cool, claymation video on Youtube.
Short, thorough and hilarious without being overly “serious.” Beyonce’s Single Ladies took on a whole new meaning. I can’t wait until you all see my version of this tale!
DIRECTOR’S NOTES: The problem that I have with Greek mythology plays is the performance. They are turned into such a “snooze” fest. I’m not saying we trivialize the theme of betrayal and infidelity. But isn’t there a more energetic and artistic way to present the work. I think directors lose the audience when they direct from an old translation or when they over think the story. These stories have happened in “real” life. This isn’t a new tale, there are tons of women who have murdered their children or the man’s lover because of betrayal. These women “snapped“! Sometimes you have to find another way to tell these stories that will keep the audiences’ interest. In the case of the claymation, a little Beyonce’ never hurt NOBODY!